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Lunch Box Memories

Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.

Lunch boxes have changed in design and shape over the years, but the basic idea is the same. Along with space inside for a cold drink, sandwich and snack, the cover is devoted to a favorite cartoon, character, TV show or movie.

That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target.

Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. (Yes, I've gone to one.)

Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What was it? Have a picture handy? Share it with Patch!

Les Masterson August 01, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I remember I sometimes had to take my lunch in a Cerretani's bag!
Dan Fredonia August 01, 2012 at 02:24 PM
My mom gave me a Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In lunch box!!!! Can you imagine???? And that was years after the show went off the air!!! LOl It wasn't until i got the Scooby-Doo lunch box when i started to heal the wounds....(whimper) Photos above
Gina Fishman August 01, 2012 at 02:29 PM
That is pretty cool Joe!
Frank D'Urso August 01, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I had the LOST IN SPACE metal lunchbox, with a round top, the thermos fit inside the top, I think I lost the thermos or wasn;t allowed to bring it to school. I also had the LAUGH IN and that made me cool with the older kids when I was in 2nd grade.
unclkebuck August 01, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Hot Wheels!

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